Rushville Republican

Community News Network

June 24, 2013

Hostess Twinkies return to store shelves next month

Hostess Twinkies are returning to store shelves after a brief stopover in bankruptcy.

New owners have taken over Hostess and say they will have Twinkies and other snack products back on store shelves by July 15.

In March, bankrupt Hostess Brands Inc. agreed to sell the snack cake brands to Apollo Global Management, which had offered $410 million and the deal was approved by the bankruptcy court, putting a merciful end to the panic that had overtaken Twinkies groupies.

"A lot of impostor products have come to the market while Hostess has been off the shelves," said Daren Metropoulos, a principal of the investment firm Metropoulos & Co., which teamed up with Apollo Global Management to buy a variety of Hostess snacks.

Among the impostors was Safeway which in February introduced a Twinkies wannabe product.  “It looks like a Twinkie. It tastes like a Twinkie. But this is no dream,” Safeway burbled on its Facebook page“Snack Artist's delicious snack cakes are real.” 

Hostess shut down late last year after a long-running labor dispute. 

Story provided by ConsumerAffairs.

1
Text Only
Community News Network
Featured Ads
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.